Saw it last night for the first time. Easily an 8/10, preferred it to CR (7/10) and certainly superior to QoS (5/10). It felt quite Bond-ish for most of it, yes there were departures but they were explicable.|
It felt like CR was a Bond Begins film, QoS was a first mission that was cobbled together and Skyfall is the one that sets up the series using throwbacks that didn't seem too contrived.
I enjoyed the direction, the action sequences were less severe than the first 2, which I preferred and were more Bond-like without being indulgent. Bond catching the elevator in China and then the train in the underground for instance were great but not made a big deal of. People held their breath during that in the screening I was in.
A couple of things I felt were a bit too much:
Taking a bullet to the shoulder and then climbing looked a bit silly but I suppose is forgivable given that he 'lost' anyway.
Silva's teeth were quite obviously CGI.
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